New 2012 Rule Book Change
2012 Rule addendum (download)

S.S.H.B.E.A. RULE BOOK ADDENDUM
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**SSHBEA complies with the USDA’S ruling requiring horse industry organizations and associations (HIOs) to assess and enforce minimum penalties under the Horse Protection Act (HPA). Effective July 9, 2012
Rule Book Correction – Pg. 47
15.7 Correct Attire
Delete 15.7 M (In Ladies Auxiliary Classes, jacket or vest required).
21.5 Ladies Auxiliary Class & Youth
Delete 21.5 D (In Ladies Auxiliary Classes, jacket or vest required).
**The USDA protocol supersedes the SSHBEA Rule Book (2011)
Rule Amendment – Page 96 – Rules for DQP’s
Rule 30.4 – Change to read:
If approved, the applicant will be furnished an examination paper which must be answered and returned to the SSHBEA for review. Each applicant whose examination paper receives a mark of 80% or better and who has apprenticed two (2) or more shows may be issued a DQP card good for the calendar year only.
Rule Amendment – Page 106 – Rules for DQP’s
Rule 33.1 – Change to read:
When a report is filed by the DQP showing a violation, the SSHBEA shall issue suspension notices within ten (10) days of the violation by sending the notice to the violator by certified and regular mail. All suspensions shall begin 20 days from the date of the notification unless the violator has previously consented to having the suspension start at an earlier date. A violator may file an appeal of the suspension notice in writing within twenty (20) days of the date of the service of the notice, the SSHBEA Hearing Committee must make a decision on the appeal promptly, within ten (10) days. If the Hearing Committee determines that the appeal is frivolous or is made for the purpose of postponing the suspension, the Hearing Committee may assess further penalties.
Rule Correction – should read: Page 23
8. Rules for affiliated shows/sales and sanctioned shows
8.7 A show or sale agreeing to affiliate or sanction also agrees to pay $2 per entry to the SSHBEA.
Rule Correction – should read: Page 49
16. Divisions and Classes
16.2B Lite Shod – limited to a maximum shoe size not to exceed 1” wide and ½ “ thick, with the exception of the caulk, which must be no thicker than 1” and the turn back shall not exceed 1”.
Rule Correction – should read: Page 68
21.3 Lite Shod Classes
Lite shod entries are limited to a maximum shoe size not to exceed 1” wide and ½ “ thick, with the exception of the caulk, which must be not thicker than 1” and the turn back shall not exceed 1”.
Rule addition – Page 93
29. Rules for Measurements
29.5 Trail Pleasure Division:
D. Tungsten shoes will be illegal (banned) on Trail Pleasure, Traditional Trail Pleasure or Country Trail Pleasure Horses. There will be no welded caulks on shoes worn by a Trail Pleasure, Traditional Trail Pleasure or Country Trail Pleasure Horse. The shoes for these divisions cannot be made from any material heavier than conventional steel.
Rule Addition –
12.18 Lubricants shall be limited to the posterior pastern area only on Trail Pleasure, Traditional Trail Pleasure and Country Trail Pleasure Horses. This shall be added to Rule 19.5 Page 56. as section 19.5B. On page 166 of the index, under lubricants add, 56 following 36.
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Rule Correction – page. 47
15.8 Prohibited in all classes – change to read:
15.8 H. Bits over ten inches in length (Exception – Trail Pleasure – bits with more than 8 ½ inches – refer to page 56 rule 19.5)
Rule addition – 19 Rules for Trail Pleasure, Traditional Trail Pleasure and Country Trail Pleasure
19.5 C – Paint and/or metal shall not be allowed on the bottom of the foot.
19.6B – An exaggerated gait, ie. Breaking to the bottom of the knee or above, excessive reaching and/or pointing in front. Twisting, squatting wringing of the hocks, crampy or gimmicky way of going must be excused.
Rule Addition
2.3A and 2.17A
An exhibitor may elect to become a professional halter trainer (weanlings, yearlings, and model horses) provided the following qualifications are met. A professional halter license is acquired. A professional halter handler can maintain amateur status in performance classes only as long as horse is owned solely by said amateur. No joint ownership is allowed. An amateur with a professional halter license can not show in amateur owned and trained classes in performance and halter classes. Also, professional halter handlers can not show in amateur halter classes. Amateur performance exhibitors may show in amateur performance classes.
21.4 Leadline Classes
A. Limited to children 6 years of age and under.
B. Entry must be lead by a person 18
Years of age and older.
C. Safety of child is utmost importance.
D. Horse should be well groomed.
E. Tack should be neat, clean, and properly adjusted.
F. Childs feet must be in stirrups.
G. Child must hold reins in hands and should exhibit good posture.
H. Matching attire (should be placed higher than unmatched attire) and should be neat and clean.
I. Horse and handler should be well mannered – (no crowding, deliberate blocking, cutting in front of other exhibitors, etc.)
J. Horse should lead readily and in control (neither horse nor handler should appear to being dragged around ring).
K. Horse should stand quietly parked.
L. In line up – handler should stand quietly (no blowing, waving, etc.).
M. Horse, rider, and handler should exhibit total unity; therefore, a total package approach should be used when judging.
Rule Additon –
Chapter 19 – Rules for Trail Pleasure, Traditional Trail Pleasure, and Country Trail Pleasure
19.6E
Two & Three Year Old Horses using a snaffle bit in the Trail Divisions can be ridden with two hands.
Changes & Deletions (Feb. 14, 2011)
Chapter 20
20.16 –General Guidelines for Showmanship (at halter)
Pg. 63 Rule 20.16 – delete paragraph E.
Pg. 63 Rule 20.16 –change paragraph F. to read: It is mandatory that Show Management post the pattern at least one (1) hour prior to the commencing of the class. All exhibitors will initially execute the posted pattern; however, if the judge chooses to bring back exhibitors for consideration of final placing, the final pattern need not be posted and all exhibitors competing for final placement will execute the same final placement pattern.
Pg. 63 Rule 20.16 – delete paragraph G.
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Pg. 65 Rule 20.17 R- change paragraph R. to read: Horse is not to be touched. (deleted the remainder of the paragraph).
June 13, 2011
Rule Amendment – Pg. 57
Rule 19.6 Gaits A – Change to read:
A. Entries in the three trail pleasure divisions should exhibit a natural trail gait on a relaxed rein (see 19.7) and be ridden with one hand. Exception: In Amateur and Youth Classes exhibitors may use two (2) hands.) Changing hands is permitted on the reverse.
Clarifications
Country Trail Pleasure & Traditional Trail Pleasure will be allowed to move up to Trail Pleasure at a show. Country Trail Pleasure & Traditional Trail Pleasure will be allowed to cross over at a show.
Trail Pleasure will not be allowed to show in Country Trail Pleasure or Traditional Trail Pleasure